April 28th Kiss Your Mate Day

Well here’s a day we can all find some value in. (Or at least most of us) Kiss Your Mate Day. I think this should work for all of us unless perhaps you work on a ship. How long has it been since you kissed your mate? I don’t mean the little peck on the cheek saying good morning or good night. The longer you are married generally the less you kiss. The norm seems to be that the long one is married the less passion there is in the relationship. While I don’t believe this is true, the less open display of affection is required. Note I did not say needed. I know I am loved, I know I love, to show that is no longer a requirement… but that said, it is still nice to know that, at times, that expression is shown in more than a nice dinner, a smile and a knowing glance.

How to celebrate – Kiss your mate. No, kiss them like you mean it! Avoid pirate ships today.

July 6th International Kissing Day

There are two kissing days, the first is World Kissing Day invented in the United States and International Kissing Day, found in the UK (We think). So for today, pretend to be British and get all the kisses you can!

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The good thing about kissing is that it demonstrates our emotions to each other in a way no other activity can. (Well, almost no other activity.) A kiss on the hand shows respect, on the cheek shows brotherly or sisterly love, on the lips means it’s either love or the mafia is after you.

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The bad thing about a kiss it that normally 80 million microbes of bacteria are exchanged. Doesn’t matter if you are a person or a squirrel! Actually the squirrel might be cleaner! But the heck with being germ free… there is nothing like a kiss.

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Birds do it, bees do it, even bears in the wild do it! Of course they are probably licking the dead salmon off it’s mates lips. The world record for the longest kiss in (Recorded) history belongs to Laksana & Ekkachai Tiranarathold in Thailand, 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. Couldn’t hold out for those 2 extra seconds!  Actually, they kissed through their introduction to the contest… it took that long to say their names!

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Anyway, find someone to kiss today and celebrate with the rest of the International Community. Whether it’s on the hand, the cheek or lips, you’ll spread some joy… and some germs!

How to celebrate – Buy a package of Tic-Tacs. Find someone to kiss. Find someone International to kiss!

March 13th National Jewel Day

If you like rocks, or crystals, then this is your day! However, if you give, or receive, a jewel you may want to know what it stands for. (It’s like everything else in life, if we give something we have to have some secret meaning behind it.) The first on the list is…

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… the diamond.  The giving, or receiving, of diamonds expresses everlasting love. Guess that’s why we use it for marriage and engagements. Does that mean the bigger the diamond the more you love someone!?! No, it just means the richer you are.

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Topaz stands for strength or intellect. Hence the smarter you are or stronger you are the more you need to wear topaz.

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If you like emeralds you’d better watch out. Wearing them, or giving them, means you are fertile. It also means rebirth and love. It may also mean you are in Oz.

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The sapphire stands for purity and wisdom.

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And the ruby Means love, health and wisdom. (My personal favorite!)

So before you give, or accept a rock, stone, crystal or whatever… you really should know what it stands for. You may be telling someone something you didn’t really mean, or maybe it was just because you liked the color. Pretty.

How to celebrate – Check out all the jewels and see what they mean. Buy someone a jewel expressing yourself without saying a word. Start your own rock collection.

July 6th International Kissing Day

The kiss is the most obvious sign of affection one is allowed to show in public. It can mean love, friendship, respect, even a mark of death. It can be the sweetest moment in life or the ultimate disappointment.

Probably the first kiss that stands out in time was Judas’ betrayal of Jesus. Showing the Roman soldiers who Jesus was with a kiss.

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In the old days, a gentleman would kiss a woman’s hand in a show of respect.

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Then there’s the French way of doing it.  Somehow the French always find some way to go to the extreme.

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One kiss you never wanted to receive was a kiss from the Godfather. You knew there was little chance this relation was going to grow.

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There’s the friendship kiss that every guy dreads. It too means the relationship has little chance to grow.

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Then there’s the first kiss. Are you going to do it right? Do you have bad breath?  Will the effort be returned? There’s nothing like kissing limp lips!

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Then there’s the passionate kiss, generally applied somewhere other than the mouth or face.

 

But lets face it, a kiss is still a kiss.

Something we all look forward to, something we all need, something we all want, whether it’s a peck on the cheek or full mouth-to-mouth. Never mind that 80 million microbes of bacteria are transmitted from person to person.

Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranar from Thailand hold the record for the longest kiss at 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. Boy, I hope they weren’t brother and sister.

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Thank you England for creating International Kissing Day. I didn’t even know the English kissed, so prim and proper. But then, if they didn’t there would probably be no United States…think about it.

How to celebrate: Really? You need me to tell you how to celebrate kissing day?